Supernatural Mysteriesby karlee1981 | created - 28 Apr 2015 | updated - 9 months ago | Public
Mysteries with supernatural elements or horror movies that have a real mystery at their core.
Maybe a ghost is trying to help solve its own murder, maybe a psychic is investigating a crime, maybe crimes are being committed by something that turns out to be not quite human. In any event real crimes, snooping, and revelations are required.
This list is an offshoot of Spooky Mysteries.
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2. The Devil's Backbone (2001)
R | 106 min | Drama, Horror
After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover.
Votes: 52,794 | Gross: $0.75M
3. The Uninvited (1944)
Not Rated | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past.
4. The Orphanage (2007)
R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.
Votes: 130,046 | Gross: $7.16M
5. Moon (2009)
R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
Votes: 288,209 | Gross: $5.01M
6. Revenge of the Dead (1983)
R | 89 min | Horror
Stefano, a young journalist, buys a used typewriter and accidentally sees that some text is still readable on the ribbon. He manages to reconstruct the story of a scientist, Paolo Zeder, ... See full summary »
7. The Undying Monster (1942)
Not Rated | 63 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Surviving members of an aristocratic English family are threatened by a legendary monster when they venture out on chilly, foggy nights.
8. Angel Heart (1987)
R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.
Votes: 68,456 | Gross: $17.19M
9. Don't Look Now (1973)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.
10. The Psychic (1977)
R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
A clairvoyant woman, inspired by a vision, smashes open a section of wall in her husband's home and finds a skeleton behind it. Along with her psychiatrist, she seeks to find the truth ... See full summary »
11. The Pact (II) (2012)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
As a woman struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother's death and the disappearance of her sister, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home.
12. What Lies Beneath (2000)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind.
Votes: 104,704 | Gross: $155.46M
13. The Ninth Gate (1999)
R | 133 min | Mystery, Thriller
A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.
Votes: 146,648 | Gross: $18.66M
The pros (Roman Polanski and Frank Langella) outweigh the cons (Johnny Depp) and make this one worth a viewing.
14. Linkeroever (2008)
102 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
When Marie moves into her boyfriend's apartment, she uncovers a disturbing mystery.
Obviously influenced by Rosemary's Baby. But unlike Rosemary, when weird things start to happen to Marie she goes right out and starts nosing around.
16. Crimson Peak (2015)
R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.
Votes: 106,661 | Gross: $31.06M
It's a wildly unoriginal hodge-podge of bits stolen from other movies, a few from this list but also Rebecca, Flowers in the Attic, The Shining, and the final third of the movie is pretty much just the final third of Notorious. As with 2010's hodge-podge The Black Swan, it makes me sick to think of clueless punk kids watching it and giving it credit for any of the ideas. But, as with Black Swan, I can't deny that I liked the movie (it's easy to make a good movie when you steal only the good parts from a slew of previous attempts). Arg!
And this is Guillermo Del Toro, who used to make such imaginative films (see above). Arrrggg!!!
Seriously? Our protagonist marries a shady man and moves into his isolated house with him and the cold female family member who controls him. She steals a key off the key ring to investigate another part of the house, but before she can slip it back on the ring its absence is noticed. They're on to her! The controlling female family member convinces the husband (who really loves our protagonist) to start slowly poisoning her regular drink to make it look like she gets sick and dies. She only realizes her drinks are poisoned after it's too late and she's too weak to leave. The controlling female family member confines her to her bed and gives an ominous speech. Her true love from outside comes to visit her and she's too weak to tell him what's going on, even as the conspirators stand right behind him. He ends up helping her down a long flight of stairs to the front door. Seriously? Really? Seriously? Are you F-ing kidding me?! AAAAAAARRRRRGGGG!!!
17. God Told Me To (1976)
R | 91 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."
Supernatural Police Procedural. That's almost a Mystery.
18. Suspiria (1977)
92 min | Horror
A newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amidst a series of grisly murders.
Gory giallo thriller.
19. Phenomena (1985)
Not Rated | 116 min | Horror, Mystery
A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.
Gory giallo thriller.
20. Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
R | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller
A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.
Votes: 6,834 | Gross: $20.00M
Giallo-esque American thriller.
21. Doctor X (1932)
Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.
And lo, Dr. X begat Kolchak which begat X-files. And it was good.
25. The X-Files (1993– )
TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.
27. Millennium (I) (1996–1999)
45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A former FBI profiler with the ability to look inside the mind of a killer begins working for the mysterious Millennium Group whose interest lies in cases involving doomsday cults and killers obsessed with the end of the millennium.
The first season of Millennium is a wonder to behold. Quality didn't translate to viewers however, and the show was retooled for a crummy second season. This didn't fix things and the show was retooled again for a third season that was crummy in a whole new way.